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Joe Kennedy III and America’s Long Overdue Reckoning About His Family

31st January 2018

Jim Geraghty mentions the elephant in the closet.

By Kennedy standards, Congressman Joe Kennedy III is an accomplished 37-year-old: Stanford and Harvard Law, two years in the Peace Corps, several years as an assistant district attorney. Defying his family stereotype, he doesn’t drink. But let’s not kid ourselves; if his name was Joe Smith and his family wasn’t an icon in American politics, he would have had a much tougher time winning a Democratic Congressional primary in Massachusetts at age 32.

That’s why there’s a good reason to cringe when Joe Kennedy III, grandson of Bobby Kennedy and great-nephew of John F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, stands before the nation giving the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address and laments “a system forcefully rigged towards those at the top.”

One of the most tedious distinguishing characteristics of Children of the Crust is their willingness to denounce their own social strata (mentioning no names, of course) while thinking that this sort of Virtue Signaling makes up for trust fund(s) and an overwhelming sense of entitlement.

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